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'donnell. polygamy rice. >> good tuesday morning. right now on "first look," the obama administration new three years ago that millions that liked their health insurance actually cannot keep it. u.s. navy dialing back our surveillance. somber anniversary. one year ago today superstorm sandy forever changed the landscape of 24 states. how well have you recovered and what's ahead? plus st. louis juggled both the world series and monday night football. britney spears is unknowingly help the u.s. fight somalia pirates. and he's a happy groom. good morning i'm mara schiavocampo. the obama administration knew for three years that millions of americans would not be able to keep their health insurance. one of president obama's key selling points for his new health care law. >> if you got health insurance, it doesn't mean a government takeover. you keep your own insurance. if you like your plan you can keep your plan. >> but four sources deeply involved in the affordable care act tells nbc news between 50% and 75% of americans can expect a cancellation letter over the next year. that's because their existing
out overnight about the fact that the obama administration actually knew that maybe as high as 80% of people with individual policies would lose them, at the same time the president repeatedly said you can keep the policy you have if you like it, now you have to ask the question, when did he know it? what did he know? we'll ask that question of secretary sebelius tomorrow in the energy and commerce committee. these are issues of trust that the democrats are going to have to respond to when we go into this election cycle a year from now. >> do you have to campaign? does your republican candidates have to campaign beyond -- do you have to not look like you're rooting for failure? do you have to campaign on a solution that -- i mean, one thing the house republicans haven't had is their own health care plan to run on. >> right. >> i know paul ryan was coming up with one. is that the idea that you'll rally around what paul ryan is writing for january? >> well, first of all, two things. one, you do have to talk about how you're going to solve problems, which is what we did in the energy
. >> this is not -- the french and the obama administration have no sympathy. the germans do. >> i agree. two issues. access, damage, negligence, trying to get a handle on it is one issue. this begs for a larger question. what you heard there in that interview is look, the president is going to dos in job. they are protecting the united states interns. the only thing that you don't have allies, you have interest. we are not going to stop surveilling. >> sounds like you don't think it should be an issue. you think this is a national security issue. >> yes. >> the of the president's base doesn't like this nsa business. >> a large part. >> he is sticking to it and said what is the president more upset about? the revelations or the tactics? revelations. he made no bones about it. >> he is right and they don't know what he has. that poses a big problem and i spent the last two weeks in germany and that's all anyone wanted to talk about. >> this is the number one story. >> it's a huge story and a huge problem, but they are going to get to the bottom of it. it's the uncertainty of knowing when things will come out
that the obama administration and obama campaign could realize that the former president is a huge asset for them and perhaps they better make sure that they're working with him and communicating with him. but i think the biggest tidbit everybody is talking about is obviously this switch between hillary clinton and joe biden. but also what i want to know is what's in there about governor chris christie particularly some of the things in his background back when he was working as an sec lobbyist. and a think all of those details will be out shortly and you can no doubt bet people will be looking for clues for the potential gop frontrunner for 2016. >> the book said he did not choose chris christie because he had too many political land mines. so what might be some of the problems he faces if he chooses to run in 2016. >> what's also interesting is that the christie spokesperson put out a statement actually saying that he was very forthcoming with the romney campaign, so they actually issued a response. i think that there are going to be tons of questions everyone's vetted for 2016 as you go throug
on the planet and the other part of the obama administration can't keep a website up. you almost want to swim responsibilities here. >> switch the two brains. >> could it effectively do the spying on angela merkel and someone else do the website. the obama administration would be in better shape. >> what are the implications of both. how angry are americans about either one. i don't want to go too far into the ac stuff. i think that is the man with two brains. but the idea of collecting metadata on americans. i think there is some people activists, seekers, writers, journalists that are legitimately upset about this. i'm not entirely sure the american public would begin to litigate this. >> i wouldn't go to aca. i don't think that's a good analogy. i do think good analogy to drones, deportation, all these policies that rhetorically, especially when he was running for office first time around he distanced himself from. then all of a sudden, inch by inch, moment by moment, we realized he's doubled down on some of the policies bush and cheney began. the american people, as for their anger, i don
>>> good morning. i'm chris jansing. for the first time right now a key obama administration official, who's been in the middle of the botched health care rollout, is facing congress to explain what's going on with the obama care website. this is a live picture and you're looking at medicare chief marilyn tavenner. she had major responsibility for the health care overhaul and was just confirmed in may, though with strong bipartisan support in the senate. she also has a long-time friendship on the republican side with eric cantor. the head of the committee says he expects her to shed some light on systemic failures. did she see the problems coming? did she tell hhs secretary sebelius? i want to bring in our company. e.j. dionne, susan page is usa today's washington bureau chief. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with who she is. i think it's interesting. she was a nurse in the e.r., she worked her way up to ceo of a couple of big hospitals. so she knows something about running complicated organizations. susan, what are you expecting to see this mor
the corner for him. >> the obama administration is finding stuff on the offensive for a whole host of things, the story about people purchasing individual insurance and whether that's going to be the same as the insurance they previously had. nsa story. it wasn't too long ago we were talking about the government shutdown, how awful that was for the republican party, certainly how awful it was for a lot of people who found themselves without paychecks and a lot of services. but certainly the last two weeks have been a very big boom for the republican party and you've seen the obama administration and white house certainly on the defensive. >> with this -- for example, with the nsa, i don't know how it's necessarily a big boom for them because you do have rpz like peter king defending the administration and defending the president. there are not clear divided lines as we saw with the government shutdown and even early on with republicans who were hand in hand on fighting the health care law. >> tamron, let pe put it a different way. a lot of folks on capitol hill are all -- the more we talk ab
. the obama administration is doing that now. they can change that in a heartbeat through administrative change. they have not done that. they need a legislative change and stop the legislation. >> thank you. thanks for coming in. >> appreciate it. >>> coming up next, a legend. dr. maya angelou joins us. she'll tell us why she's lending her voice to a new fight curbing standardized school testing. stay with us. [ male announcer ] when it comes to doing what you love, more is better. that's why we designed the all-new nissan versa note, with more technology, to get you into, and out of, tight spots. and more space so that you always have your favorite stuff. and, just for good measure, an incredibly efficient 40 mpg highway. so that when you're doing more, you're spending less. the all-new nissan versa note. your door to more. now get a $139 per month lease on a 2014 nissan versa note. ♪ to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for her, she's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with her all day to see how it goes. [ claira ] after the deliveries, i was
, 50% say they do not know enough. on this issue, in many ways obama administration has won. >> one, the truth is it's a representative picture. it's true about here are the stories and the question is how many people are listening, right? >> right. >> the bigger question is what's the story that will get people to listen. how many stories will get people to listen. what will change the calculus. it's unclear. think of al gore's inconvenient truth, the power of that movie ten years ago and how it sort of got a lot of talking in the media and seemed like a really big deal. 10 years later how many americans are like going crazy about global warming. how much of an impact. >> the intruth about this issue is the obama administration is dramatically downplaying the number of civilians killed. when journalists follow up and go to the scene of these hits, the first time obama authorized a strike against yemen in 2009, the white house claimed yemen had done the strike. we know from wikileaks cables that's a flagrant lie, the u.s. was behind it. they killed 36 women and children in the strik
congressmen and the obama administration officials and today, kathleen sebelius, just talking about how consumers have been unprotected. and, of course, the industry unregulated. and now we're having a big discussion about junk insurance and this is exactly what the republicans have been defending. and they don't even know it. >> right. i think that's a really good point. people do not understand how insurance really works. and they don't understand the risks that they have been taking, and that maybe they didn't know how little their policy was ultimately going to cover, god forbid, they should need it. >> are these hearings going to have an impact on people signing up? i mean, i think it's attention. i think all the attention that these hearings can get to the american people and now the president has come out -- or just within the last hour and a half, to debunk the most -- most recent lie about who exactly is covered when they do get a notice and how they can go -- i think this is all up side. >> right. i think it's mostly up side, if -- if the website -- now, i've defended them on
for the obama administration, the website problem is this story abut, people are losing health insurance. that here we have the launch of the affordable care act. and the, the story that is leading the news now is people, losing health insurance. the president just explained its a kind of gross oversimplification of what is actually happening. >> well, not only an oversimplification, lawrence, i mean that -- it is terribly misleading. i mean that 5% of americans in the private insurance market. half have been losing their health insurance every year. the private insurance market, the insurance premiums, co-payments and deductibles have been taking huge leaps, 15%, 20% increases every year. so all that the affordable care act does, it says look, you guys you have got to play by standard rules. you have to provide minimum coverage. in terms of competition if you want to go 15%, 20% a year increase, compete directly with others in the exchanges. now, of course the exchanges have got to by up and running for people to see the benefits of that. >> and richard, it turns out that what the presi
. over at the white house the obama administration is navigating through rough political waters. joining me now mark mazzetti national security correspondent for "new york times" and chris cillizza nbc contributor and host of "in play." i was talking to congressman schiff on the committee and he said there's going to have to be a narrowing of the nsa's reach of broad metadata as it were. he does not see justification for spying on friendly allies. that is really the flash point that has got europeans and now senator feinstein on the senate side and senator collins on the senate side who say they were not briefed in the senate intelligence community. >> interesting you have a lot more congressional outrage over the listening to foreign leaders than the collection of metadata of american citizens. but there is sort of two controversies at the same time, the foreign and domestic. that's what various communities hearing from intelligence officials about. you're correct, the white house really has had to face a cre amount of controversy in the last semple days and political fallout from the l
the political word. new details on double down are now leaking to the press. remember the rumors that the obama administration was considering booting vice president biden off the ticket in favor of hillary clinton? you thought it was crazy cable news chatter. not so much. obama's chief of staff at the time william daley was actively pushing the idea and his quote, he was vocal about looking in to a whole bunch of things and this was one of them. you have to remember at that point the president was in awful shape so we were like holy christ, what do we do. that's a quote. fortunately for the vice president, research suggested the move was not going to help the president's chances. also in the book, mitt romney was seriously considering chris christie for vice president but the campaign ruled help out due to unanswered questions about his background and his health. president obama has disdain for rubbing elbows not just reserved for republicans. he could not name his campaign top bunk letters and after meeting with gorm sore rows, he allegedly said if we don't get anything out of him, he would n
are leaking to the press. remember the rumors the obama administration was thinking of booting vice president biden off the ticket for hillary clinton. >> that's crazy news chatter. >> joe, you heard from insiders about this. everybody poo-pooed you. >> said it early on. people were talking about it in '11. i heard from insiders. we talked about it on this show. everybody laughed. >> well, it turns out, when you say it, yeah. it turns out -- it turns out, oba obama's chief of staff at the time, was actively pushing the idea. his quote, i was vocal about looking into a bunch of things. this was one of them. you have to remember, at that point, the president was in awful shape. so, we were like holy christ, what do we do. fortunately for vice president biden, research suggested the move wasn't going to help the president's chances. i wonder why? >> hillary clinton's approval rating is down to 46% right now, i saw. hillary clinton -- >> this is interesting. >> i have great admiration for her. >> i do, too. i think she's going to run. >> benghazi is a serious, it's a lot more difficult for her to
surrounding the website the obama administration officially granted a six week extension for shoppers to sign up for coverage next year. you now have until march 31st to do so. course correction of the roll out of obama care may be the least of the white house's problems. for years president obama denied that the affordable care act would change health care coverage for millions of americans. in fact it was a key component of the president's sales pitch to the public. >> if you like your health care plan you keep your health care plan. these folks need to stop scaring everybody. nobody will force you to leave your health care plan. i don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care. your employer provides you health insurance on the job, nobody is talking about messing with that. if you're one of the more than 250 million americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. >> but now an nbc news report finds the opposite happens to be true. buried in a document from 2010 of obama care regulations, lisa myers discovered the white house officials were
of the launch, six people enrolled. a day later it was up to 248. can the house force the obama administration to release updated numbers? >> well, i think that the administration has said all along they'll do a month's worth of data at a time. i think the important thing here, alex, is to understand that when we rolled out medicare part d when massachusetts did its health care, universal health care system, they had similar delays. there were peaks that april came well into the open enrollment and certainly part did was not without its bugs in the system. the idea is not to point a finger of blame but extend a hand of help on behalf of congress. let's get together and get this thing running. people want to embrace the benefits of the act. i hear it more and more. look, i've been asked to vote 46, 47 times over to repeal the affordable care act by the republican majority in our house. they have wanted to destroy this opportunity for our americans to have health care benefits since its inception. and it's time to really get to work and get the system running. >> representative tomko, is there a
on to this new book that is out, called double down, this washington tell-all and it claims the obama administration toyed with the idea of swapping out joe biden with hillary clinton for vice president. what have you heard, is there any truth to this? what has the reaction been from the white house? >> during the election last year, this was certainly rumored. maybe more among pundits than it was from the campaign staff. but i think when you looked at how the president was, if you recall, there were moments where he certainly seemed to have lost some of the momentum of 2008, there was talk about how can we revive the excitement around his campaign. so it may have been discussed it. looks like the higher level folks are disagreeing over how seriously it was discussed. david plouffe was saying this is not something that we took to the president at all. bill daley certainly said it was tested. i think they were probably looking at all options, but probably was not that serious. they certainly stuck with joe biden and seemed to work fine. >> david, have a great monday. >>> and coming up,
responsible for healthcare.gov rollout became the first obama administration official to testify before congress. until today tavenner had largely avoided scrutiny from republicans who have instead preferred to train their fire on her boss kathleen sebelius. >> i understand you're not publicly releasing those numbers but i'm asking, do you have any idea of on a weekly basis how many people enrolled in how do you not know how many people have enrolled? >> we'll have those numbers available mid november. >> while the sniping over the website persists in committee, republican leadership is out with a new message. we're over the website. >> the problem with obama care isn't just the website, it's the whole law. >> the bottom line is the problems with obama care run deeper than just the website. >> the problems go well beyond a flopped website. >> it is clear obama care and flaws are much more than the website. the website is the tip of the iceberg. >> this week republicans smelled blood in president obama's claim no americans would be kicked off their existing plans. >> let me repeat this.
might think. also this morning, data the obama administration would rather not see in the bank. six. not 60 or 600 or 6,000. just six. that's the number of people who apparently successfully enrolled via healthcare.gov on the first day it went live. you know what they say. the road to hell is paved with good intentions. left over halloween imagery for you there. a deep dive to the effort to fix campaign cash laws that set washington on a course for dysfunction. good morning. it's friday, november 1st. i'm always thinking about another race ahead and another contest. at 1600. let's start with the first reads of the morning. we will talk weekly round up of all things. hillary clinton is not exactly hunkering down and keeping a low profile. in case you missed it, she has an aggressive fall schedule. as impressive as any potential presidential candidate. over the last ten days, a flurry of speeches and fund-raisers has taken her from buffalo new york to chicago to beverly hills. this afternoon, pennsylvania. she key notes the conference for women in philadelphia. it ends a week where we
. what will be the main challenge for the obama administration is how to sort of restore this trust that germany and some of the other european leaders have talked about because they still do need germany to work with them on lots of key national security and economic issues. >> siobhan gorman, thank you very much. intriguing report. >>> developing as well right now, we're learning that a british man is under arrest in england charged with hacking into u.s. government computer systems. those include computers used by the u.s. missile defense agency, army, as well as nasa. justice correspondent pete williams joins us. he was arrested friday and we're getting the details now? >> the court documents were unsealed today, he lived in the southeastern coast of england. not only the agency you mentioned, department of energy, health and human services he infiltrat infiltrated. he was not so much interested in government secrets but personal identifying information for people who were contractors and quote from e-mails he was sending to other hackers from australia and sweden, describing ho
. >> and they say that by january of next year, there will have been 2 million people deported under the obama administration. rachel, that's the entire population of namibia taken out in five years. and some studies say that as many as 25% of those people deported had u.s.-born children. so, these are families that are being affected. and it's not a sumantical discussion we're having in some university about the pros and cons of, you know, immigration reform as an idea and as a concept. it makes such good financial economic sense, it would help in the deficit, it would help in getting the economy even going a lot faster than it has been going. it would also for conservatives that are worried about amnesty and people paying their dues, it would at least let the united states know who the people are that are here, which are the real bad ones and get them out. and then the ones that have been here, many of whom have children, could continue to contribute much more to this economy now that they could at least come out from under the shadows and not fear deportation. so many reasons. that's why mo
blocked two obama administration appointees. u.s. congressman mel watt of north carolina was blocked from becoming the next head of the federal housing finance agency. watt is the first sitting member of congress whose nomination has been defeated by a phil buster since, get this, 1843. and the other appointee to be blocked by patricia millett to the court of appeals. "hardball" back after this. >>> unfortunately there are others that are so locked in to the politics of this thing that they won't lift a finger to help their own people. that's leaving millions of americans uninsured unnecessarily. that's a shame. because if they put as much energy into making this law work as they do in attacking the law, americans would be better off. americans would be better off. >> welcome back to "hardball." i think that was the heart of it. that was president obama speaking yesterday at a health care rally up in massachusetts, the state made famous for his so-called romney care which was used as a blueprint to the affordable care act of the president's. the president is at war with republican who is
that the obama administration has been planning all along to push people into medicaid and move us another step closer to single-payer health care. spooky. but here's the deal. you can't really push people from private exchange plans into medicaid because most of the people eligible for exchange subsidies just aren't eligible for medicaid, and that's only going to change if congress expands eligibility again and i wouldn't hold my breath. there's thalgs per sis sent idea that medicaid is a disaster of a medicaid program that hurts people more than it helps, but most people who have medicaid appear to like it. in fact, one study felt that 45% of michigan residents are with individual plans rated them poorly compared with just 16% of those with medicaid, and that's because those individual plans could be really bad for the consumer. and now by law they can't. that's supposed to be an improvement. eric, do you have another caller for me? >> melissa, we have mitch from kentucky. mitch, you're on the air. >> caller: many americans are finding they'll be seeing premium increases or that they'll be ge
revelations, just keep rolling at the world and at the obama administration. i'm surprised there's not more push back because it's triggered a response by major nations, france, germany, even britain that's been our partner said it will work with the europeans for new rules. we'll come out of this with new rules that the nsa has to live with. somewhat more limited collection of these signals. the question we'll have to sort out does that put the country at any greater risk of attacks. does it take away any weapons that were important in defending the united states and our allies for that matter as we go to greater protection of civil liberties. >> does anybody around this table believe the nsa would tap the phone of one of america's most important allies, the cell phone of a wld leader like angela merkel. does anybody believe the president would be kept in the dark? >> i believe there's such -- >> it's one thing if you tap the phones -- >> i don't think the president was tapping merkel's phone. >> you don't think that the president knew -- >> he may have gotten the data. i don't believe tha
. the obama administration needs to open itself up and figure out how we can get some sort of bipartisan movement moving forward. we sit in a room, we figure out what's good, what's bad, how do we fix it. the problem is in washington, they talk past each other and can't seem to get anything done and it doesn't seem to make any sense. >> we start with what is the law of the land. the governor doesn't think it's going to work, but now, this is the plan and it's not working when it comes to limitation. how disappointed are you with this rollout where you think you have a good story to tell because you set up your own exchange? >> at 12:01 a.m. when our exchange opened up to enrollment, kentucky started swarming all over our exchange, all over our toll free lines, and in about four weeks, we've had over 300,000 kentucky yaian trying to sign up for obama care -- >> mostly medicaid, though. it's not young people getting the insurance plans to really make this system work, correct? >> of the 26,000, 21,000 are in medicaid, 5,000 are in qualified health plans, but we've got another 10,000 going
circumstances. better luck next time. you're an obama nominee. in fact, so far in this administration, 32 of his nominees have needed cloiture petitions to end filibusters over nominations. that number in the entire bush presidency just 18. there's that old saying justice delayed is justice denied and couldn't be more true right now in the judicial system. might be a political game to republicans in washington but access to the courts matters to americans of all political persuasions across the country and we saw that firsthand this week. joining is professor spencer overton and drew courtney. thanks to you both. >> thanks for having me. >> thank you. >> spencer, i want to start with you and talking about the decisions this week and the vacancies. i know that you've worked on the confirmation process and you know how hard it can be to get these nominees through. but also, the consequences of who gets put on the bench. >> right. and what we have to understand, karen, is how important the d.c. circuit is. it's important for a few reasons. one, it's a feed tore the u.s. supreme court. four current
it. so we went back to the 2010 obama care regulations and found that the administration actually had estimated that 40% to 67% of those in the individual market would not be able to meet the test to be grandfathered, which is what it takes to keep your own policy, just because of the normal churn in the markets. so they knew a lot of the people in the individual market would not be able to keep their policies but went out there and left the impression that everyone could keep their policy if they liked it. if they had been saying most people can keep their policy if they like it, then it would be accurate. but that's unfortunately not what he's been saying. >> so, lisa, the bottom line here is here that the standard of care through the aca changed so that now all the policies that the insurance companies have to meet that standard of care. if they weren't grandfathered in properly, that means that they are unable to sell them once again. >> that's correct. you're absolutely right. if you do not meet a rather narrow test to be grandfathered, then your new policy has to meet the standa
incredible reporting. the obama administration has officially granted a six week extension for shop towers sign up for coverage next year. they have until march 31st to do so. course correcting roll out of the obama care may be the least of the white house's problems. for years president obama has denied the affordable care act would change health coverage for millions of americans. in fact it's been a key component of the president's sales pitch to the public. >> if you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan. these folks need to stop scaring everybody. nobody is going to force you to leave your health care plan. i don't want government bureaucrats meddling in your health care. if your employer provides you health insurance nobody is talking about messing with that. if you're one of the 250 million americans who already have health insurance you will keep your health insurance. >> time and again president obama saying if you like your health care plan you will keep your health care plan but a new nbc news report finds just the opposite is true for many americans. lisa,
be a downside. it was certainly part of the history of this administration. shows you as a data point, obama let cal family and clinton political family had come so far it was something they were willing to take a look at. they were right it didn't happen. they were right results didn't argue for going forward. make no mistake they looked at it because of the perilous political position the president found him in at that point. >> john, one of the points that's just fascinating you both bring up is the trip the president makes to his hometown chicago he's home, makes a rare trip to his house. get you to respond. now alone in his old house for just the third night since he had become president he started rummaging through boxes, digging, digging until suddenly he found it. a small nour plan panel paper booklet the world had never seen before. on the front gynecological hospital, in honolulu. on the back was a picture of a hawaiian queen on the inside page were his name, his mother's name and his date of birth. does it suggest the birther controversy was weighing on him more than he ever let on, m
this is not the position of the obama administration. >> i'm working off their statements. we generally work off their statements unless we finds out reason to believe they are lying. there has not been a credible set of evidence put forward to help us understand why we think the president would be lying about this if he were though. >> we don't talk about intelligence. >> there's a way that it's dealt with. there's a private committees that work in secret and in public sessions you say that goes beyond what we're talking about. the official word they are dialing some of this back. senator dianne feinstein has a legal constitutional role here, a member of the gang of eight, heads of the intelligence committees supposed to be in the loop. is it a giant conspiracy? when the president is pretending to be out of the loop and allies? i don't think so. i think what we have and we touched on this last segment. keith alexander running oversight surveillance and complete vacuuming up of so much information, they can't even keep track. i want to play one thing from the general on his reaction to all of th
is doing to people? >> the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out. >> keep familying from falling into poverty. >> if that's not putting people back into chains, i don't know what is. >> well, some folks just see the world differently. don't we? great to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching "the ed show" here on msnbc. there's some things in government, there are some things in this country, that you simply cannot separate. farmers and food. real basic stuff. you know that we have the absolute best farmers on the face of the earth? that we can produce more, our technology is so advanced as opposed to the rest of the world. we are the bread basket of the world. we can produce enough food to feed the world if we wanted to. that's how good our farmers are. that's how good our universities are. our research, and our technology. and let's not forget the equipment that is made here in the united states. it is the bread basket. it is the key to america. it is the key to a stable society. we have seen, and history has showed us today that this is what happens when pe
mitchell in washington, where kathleen sebelius fell on her sword for the obama administration today, apologizing to the american people, acknowledging the critical flaws within the health care enrollment website, and it happened under her watch. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. we did not adequately do end-to-end testing. we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do. i know that the only way i can restore confidence that we get it right is to get it right. >> donna served as health and human services secretary during the clinton administration and is now the president of the university of miami. donna, great to see you. thank you very much for being with us. well, you could certainly identify with what kathleen sebelius went through. a former governor of kansas put on the spotlight. what is your perspective from florida, where a lot of people are complaining, for instance, about being kicked off their current insurance. i know you have been a supporter of obama care, but this rollout, could this have bee
? did the obama administration eventually stumble into a breakthrough here? >> yes, they stumbled into a breakthrough of sorts, ari. the fact of the matter is that the syrian government did comply with international united nations requirements and did it diligently. but i'm not going to give them great credit. after all, they are the ones who used chemical weapons against their people, number one. number two, let's also understand the killing is going on and al qaeda is running ram pant throughout syria and while we may be giving ourselves a pat on the back for stumbling into a -- some sort of victory here, the bottom line is syria is still a mess. john kerry is heading to the region, already there, he's trying to cobble together an agreement. prime minister maliki was just in washington and left empty handed because he's instigating a lot of problems in syria by sewing sectarian divisions and, which he was held accountable for by congress and poor john kerry having to make sure that the situation in the middle east where these fostering negotiations between israel and palestine c
obstructionism on display today. senate republicans successfully blocked two obama administration appointees. u.s. congressman mel watt of north carolina was blocked from becoming the next head of the federal housing finance agency. watt is the first sitting member of congress whose nomination has been defeated by a phil buster since, get this, 1843. and the other appointee to be blocked by patricia millit to the court of appeals. "hardball" back after this. you'd what they're saying about the nissan altima. ♪ and we have to admit, that it's all true. but don't just take their word for it, check it out for yourself. the award-winning nissan altima. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $179 per month lease on a 2013 nissan altima. ♪ with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees saves me a ton of money. [ delavane ] we can go to any country and spend money the way we would in the u.s.
. and when it comes to the affordable care act, quitters never win, and winners never quit. >> the obama administration is trying to take back the narrative on health care. >> the site isn't working the way it's supposed to yet. if you're in a rush, consider using our low-res website. with simpler fonts and graphics. >> this new paradigm has been bet attea tested, unlike the ob care website. >> did a pheasant hunt with steve king can . >> he was talking about clerking previously for the supreme court. >> no, no, no, no! should be talking about iowa football. >> very important we bring in a new generation of leadership. last year we got whipped. >> the regular an revolution. >> in the end, he did more harm. >> big difference, putting people first, as opposed to some abstract philosophy. >> a lot of work to be done. >> they spent the last few years denying people access to health insurance. >> what complete poppycock. >> you've got to run, run, run. ♪ ♪ run run run run >> good afternoon to you on this monday. the pressure is on and the clock is ticking. in our high-stakes week for the
, that statement comes on the heels of the glitches that the obama administration has been dealing with over oh the past several weeks and also on the heels of the latest allegations and criticism of the president he has misled people will i saying if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. of course, we're seeing that is not the case. the white house defending that by saying, look, about 5% of people don't have health care plans that meet the basic standards. and the new federal standards that are going to be put -- come into play under the president's health care law. on a lighter note, i can tell you that president obama, who arrived here in boston, was greeted by a number of the officials here, governor due value, patrick, boston mayor tomini. there is another big headline, world series game six set to take place tonight. mayor tom menino gave president obama a boston red sox hat. we don't think he put it on at that very moment, but he talked about the fact that he received this hat and was happy to get this hat. in keeping with the sports tradition, he then went to get a sneak pee
big screen tv, probably have a car, probably have a cell phone. >> my contention is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. >> now, we can debate economic policy. we can debate how you aid those low income americans. but the disdain, the almost demonizing and denigrating of people because of the economic status, that to me is inexcusable, e.j. >> i think so too. they're acting as if all these folks have mansions right next door to donald trump on public benefits. they act as if all these folks don't want to work. one of the insidious things in the house bill is that they say they have a work requirement. but that's not a real work requirement, because states can cut people even if they're unemployed, even if they're looking for work, even if they can't find jobs that they want to take. and the state is under no obligation to help them. that's not a work requirement. that's just punishing people because the unemployment rate is high. and so it's crazy to talk this way about our fellow citizens and i
the obama administration for problems that they clearly wanted to happen and wanted to contribute to? >> well, i don't think the website not being able to sign up six people is a problem with republicans not liking obama care. >> well, it is with 36 states not setting up their own exchanges. >> tens of millions of dollars on a website that doesn't work. it has nothing to do with the tea party patriots. it has to do with incompetency at hhs and a president who is totally aloof, doesn't know what's going on and finds out his news at the same time you and i do. that's the problem. reading speeches written by somebody else, making promises to the american people that they buy into and then only to find out that all of those promises aren't true, that's not on the tea party patriots, that's on the president of the united states. >> reince priebus, always good to see you, thank you. >>> halloween night was wet, windy and dangerous for a lot of folks across the country and it turned deadly in nashville after a 9-year-old boy was killed after strong storms brought down power lines. in kansas
these two things together, which is double down and the problems that the obama administration is having with this health care rollout. there is a moment in the book where they talk about just before the second debate the president's staff staged kind of what they called an intervention because they were so worried about his debate practice performances. and he told them about his lawyerly mind and that that's why he sometimes had unsatisfying answers. mark halperin actually this morning tied those two things together. let me play that for you. >> almost everything that he's having trouble with now, trouble with congress, trouble with public opinion, trouble with explaining himself, you can see in that scene where he's laying himself bare in a way he normally doesn't do to anybody. >> matt, for a president who has been such an incredible communicator, has communication been his downfall sometimes too? >> i think he's been a bad communicator. i think it's a myth that he has special talent to convince the american people about things, especially when it comes to obama care. >> maybe in tha
for the obama administration. willie, do you believe all spoold up mia was yesterday. everything was going fine, ten she showed up on set, whew. i'd like to apologize. >> i said something that actually made sense and joe just -- >> more impressions today? >> maybe. . maybe so, maybe a great thing. i don't know, i can't wait. >> all right. why don't we get to the news? i love that opening sound byte. that was fantastic. did you see the guy's face just sitting there going -- >> he couldn't get to -- >> you know what, he had in ug to say. >> feeter do i. >> yeah. >> we're going to do the news. this morning, president obama will be in boston -- >> oh, good, he's going to see the red sox. >> i know you invited him. >> sam, you want to go to the game? >> i would love to, i didn't realize i was invited until now, though. >> i just invited you. >> i will see you then. >> we bring sam? okay. are we bringing the plummer? okay. not for the red sox but to speak about the affordable care act. kathleen sebelius is expected for the blame contractors. >> she's profiling. call in caroline kennedy. >> saying the
promises that they can't keep. >> in the hot seat, the obama administration is promising to fix the befuddled health care website. now the ceo of the first private insurance exchange is offering to help. we'll talk to him ahead. >>> a community calls for justice in northern california after a 13-year-old carrying a toy gun is shot and killed by a police deputy. was his race a factor there? we'll talk to a civil rights leader who's joining the call. >>> and later, hip-hop, humor and public health. it's today's "big idea." >>> we're going to start in the west where travelers at los angeles international airport are seeing an increased security presence today. it could be days before the airport returns to normal after friday's shooting that left a tsa officer dead and others wounded. nbc's miguel almaguer has been covering the story for us over the last day. good day to you, miguel, and what's the latest? >> reporter: good afternoon. we know that terminal three where the investigation is taking place where the shooting happens remains shut down to the public. they are allowing som
range. while the obama administration is dealing with explaining why the president of the united states told people of the united states repeatedly if you like your policy you can keep it, we now know that as of early as of july 2009 the white house knew that wasn't the case. you let that message burn in. that's not enough. after that you have to do three things. number one you have to say what you're for not just against. it's not enough being against obama care. what's our plan. secondly you need to have some win candidates who are effective messengers who can win people who even don't always agree with you on every issue. you look at really good politicians, they get people to vote for them who don't necessarily agree with them on everything. >> can you imagine if the tea party group hadn't done all this shut down stuff and they waited and let this just play out can you imagine the position the berth be in right now? wouldn't it be far better, far stronger? and just successful on every level because they have this roll out story. >> i was not a big fan of the shut down strategy prima
.s. reliance on drones abroad and demands for more transparency from the obama administration. a recent article by a reuters foreign affairs reporter goes a bit further. it suggests america's obsession with al qaeda is worse than al qaeda itself. joining me now, david road, who wrote that column. david, glad to have you here. i want to go through what you wrote in the column, saying, 12 years after 9/11, the united states' obsession with al qaeda is doing more damage to country than the terrorist group itself. now, hang on. there hasn't been a successful attack on u.s. soil planned by al qaeda in a dozen years. can you explain that? >> well, that's part of my point. we have in essence won this war. it's not over yet. there's still a threat to this country. but the president himself in a speech said this spring, you know, we don't want an analyst war on terror. we have to be on our guard but we have to kind of move forward and get past endless drone strikes. the nsa surveillance, which seems to be out of control, and keep this conflict and keep this threat in perspective. >> okay. krcritics are
security. he was chief of the social security administration under presidents bush and obama until february and tells nbc news that officials were carving out exemptions allowing social security numbers and financial information to be shared with local governments, private contractors, employers, family members and department of homeland security. administration officials say sharing data is essential. >> that's michael he is coughmi isikoff reporting. >>> new numbers this morning show americans are split over the health care law. it is all in the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. it reveals bad news for president obama. tracie potts is live in washington with all of the details. >> reporter: good morning. in the poll, the president's approval rating is at an all-time low. it's he at 42% compared to 51% now disapprove of how the president is doing his job. and take a look at how that has changed over time. going back to january, the beginning of his second term, he was at 52%. then we had the irs scandal and the benghazi hearing. it dropped a bit. by june, the nsa leaks came out. edw
of obama care and the changes. they're saying the administration always expected enrollment to be law at first but to pick up in early 2014. they cite the 2007 massachusetts law as a perfect example. only 123 people signed up in the first month of that program. >>> new reporting today confirms what edward snowden leaked last week, that the scope of the nsa's intelligence gathering extends to america's closest ally as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >>
they ought to let their senators know that courts should not be partisan play things for any administration and ask president obama and the democratic majority leader to stop their court-packing effort. >> ron, john cornyn is an example of the tail wagging the dog. normal circumstances he would be a normal conservative. not a bad guy. normal person trying to do his job in washington leading his party to as many victories as they can get. all well and good. yet he begins to act more like that character sitting with him down there from texas. he begins to imitate like they all do. they all start talking like mike lee and rand paul because they're scared to death one of these will look over and see them and won't have averted their glance. they're afraid of getting any attention, these people. reasonable right winger conservatives, any kind of conservative unless they're out and out tea party types. it's gotten to be the craziest leading everybody else. because fear of being tagged you're not one of us. >> you're right. guys like cornyn get led around by the nose by the worst elements in their
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